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HP Scanjet 4670 carriage problems

My brother in law has given me an HP ScanJet 4670 that he says is not working. I connected it up and confirmed the fact that it does not scan. What happens is that when the scan hits the right end the carriage stops. There is a stepper motor that moves the carriage. The opto switch is not engaged properly and the mechanism continues to move. I have tried to manually block the sensor but it continues to try to scan. Moreover, the scanner seems to scan in a fashion that I get a page full of black and white stripes even when scanning a document. I checked the flex cable that connects to the PCB board (PN 105-0738-0) and it seems to be okay.

What could be causing these problems?

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  • bille Jan 09, 2008

    Carriage problems... how about the thing never works, no matter what driver or software is loaded. I have owned this scanner for 2 years (???) and it has only worked once. Anyone find a way to make this scanner work?



    Rhonda

    mylifeisgood48@yahoo.com

  • Richard Yngente
    Richard Yngente May 16, 2008

    im also have a problem about this product since we buy never works but to bring again to the hp services is to much far and the warranty is only to the limited area. when u connect the scanner to pc they dont have power.but i test the power connector is okey.

  • berserk888 Dec 16, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, I dont' know what to do.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Amazing. 26/12/2008 and same problem without solution.

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